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UK officials: Christian Bale will not face charges

LONDON - Batman star Christian Bale will not face charges relating to an alleged assault on his mother and sister last month, prosecutors said Thursday, suggesting their decision was based in part on the family members' wishes.

August 29, 2008 | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Analysts: China crackdown fueling attacks

KUQA, China - A police crackdown meant to quell militants in China's rugged frontier of Xinjiang has failed to prevent a surge of attacks, and analysts say Beijing's tactics may actually be encouraging more violence among the region's usually moderate Muslims.

August 29, 2008 | Analysts: China crackdown fueling attacks Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chinese defend Olympic ceremony lip-synch

BEIJING - Chinese officials defended their decision to pass off the voice of a 7-year-old songbird as that of another girl at the Olympic opening ceremony, calling it a simple casting choice. Critics said it was a step too far in China's obsession with the perfect Olympic Games.

August 28, 2008 | By ROHAN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bombs target city official, civilians in Iraq

BAGHDAD - A series of car bombs targeted a senior city official and civilians Wednesday in northern Iraq, killing at least four people, officials said, the latest in a spate of attacks the U.S. military said was a show of force by an enemy on the run.

August 28, 2008 | By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Venomous lionfish prowls fragile Caribbean waters

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A maroon-striped marauder with venomous spikes is rapidly multiplying in the Caribbean's warm waters, swallowing native species, stinging divers and generally wreaking havoc on an ecologically delicate region.

August 28, 2008 | By DAVID McFADDEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Britain drops plan to bar size zero fashion models

LONDON - London Fashion Week organizers have dropped plans that likely would have barred many size zero models from the catwalk, saying industry executives around the world felt they were not needed.

August 28, 2008 | By MEERA SELVA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Taliban ambush kills 3 more Western aid workers

PUL-E-ALAM, Afghanistan (AP) - Taliban fighters with assault rifles shredded a U.S. aid group's SUV with dozens of bullets Wednesday, killing three Western women and their Afghan driver amid an escalating militant onslaught against humanitarian workers in Afghanistan.

August 28, 2008 | By AMIR SHAH and FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Officials: Missiles kill 9 in Pakistan

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - A missile strike in a Pakistani tribal region killed at least nine suspected insurgents including foreigners, officials said Wednesday, raising suspicion that the U.S. was again targeting militants in Pakistan.

August 28, 2008 | By ISHTIAQ MAHSUD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China: attacks possibly linked to terror groups

URUMQI, China - China said Wednesday that some evidence suggests terrorist groups may have been involved in a series of attacks in the Muslim territory of Xinjiang, far from the Olympics in Beijing.

August 28, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pressure mounts on Zimbabwe opposition leader

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's main opposition leader faced mounting pressure Wednesday to agree to a power-sharing government with autocratic President Robert Mugabe, but insisted that this must reflect ''the will of the people.''

August 28, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


It finally starts to sink in for Phelps

BEIJING - Michael Phelps finally seems to be grasping what it all means.

August 28, 2008 | By PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US army deserter ordered deported from Canada

TORONTO - A U.S. Army specialist who fled Fort Bragg for Canada after learning his unit was to be deployed to Iraq was ordered deported Wednesday.

August 28, 2008 | BY ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US plans aid to Georgia as Russia rolls into city

OUTSIDE GORI, Georgia - Russian troops and paramilitaries rolled into the strategic Georgian city of Gori on Wednesday, apparently violating a truce designed to end the conflict that has uprooted tens of thousands and scarred the Georgian landscape.

August 28, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and MATTI FRIEDMAN Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


UN to help offset high food and oil prices

ROME - The U.N. will provide $214 million in food assistance to 16 impoverished areas to help ease the effects of high food and oil prices, its food agency said Tuesday.

August 27, 2008 | By ALESSANDRA RIZZO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


India security forces kill 13 Kashmiri protesters

SRINAGAR, India - Indian forces shot and killed at least 13 Muslim protesters on Tuesday as tens of thousands of people defied a blanket curfew in Indian Kashmir, the bloodiest day in nearly two months of unrest that has rocked this long-troubled Himalayan region.

August 27, 2008 | By AIJAZ HUSSAIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Study: Bullying persists in school

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Ransomware attack circles globe

LONDON - A global "ransomware" cyberattack, unprecedented in scale, had technicians scrambling to restore Britain's crippled hospital network Saturday and secure the computers that run ...

May 13, 2017 | By SYLVIA HUI, ALLEN G. BREED and JIM HEINTZ Associated Press | Associated Press


"Don't call me Caitlyn"

WASHINGTON - Don't call me Caitlyn.

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Hinting at secret tapes, Trump warns ousted FBI director

WASHINGTON - Raging against a political firestorm, President Donald Trump on Friday shot a sharp warning at his ousted FBI director about possible "tapes" of their ...

May 12, 2017 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE, JAKE PEARSON and JULIE PACE Associated Press | Associated Press


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May 08, 2017 | By AMY FORLITI Associated Press | Associated Press


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ATLANTA - The alarming video of a Georgia teenager livestreaming her own suicide attempt stayed up long enough on Facebook Live for sheriff's deputies to ...

May 08, 2017 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Associated Press


US jobs data show some scars from recession finally healing

WASHINGTON - A burst of hiring in April provided reassurance for the U.S. economy after a slow start to the year: Job growth returned to ...

May 05, 2017 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Joyful House Republicans vote to repeal reviled 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON - Delivering at last, triumphant House Republicans voted Thursday to repeal and replace the "Obamacare" health plan they have reviled for so long, overcoming united ...

May 04, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


House to vote on health care bill Thursday

WASHINGTON - The House will vote Thursday on the GOP's long-sought legislation to repeal and replace portions of former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care ...

May 03, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Salt in, grains out: USDA relaxes school meal rules

LEESBURG, Va. - Schools won't have to cut more salt from meals just yet, and some will be able to serve kids fewer whole grains ...

May 01, 2017 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump on American Civil War: Why couldn't they have worked that out?

NEW YORK - The U.S. president had a historical question: Why did America's Civil War happen? "Why could that one not have been worked ...

May 01, 2017 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


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